New York City Engagement: Anna and Jean Carlos

In early November, during the last days of the fall foliage, I got lucky to capture Anna and Jean Carlos’s love. We started on the Upper West Side and then wandered into Central Park. It was the perfect day and the sun was shinning so beautifully.

Here are some of my favorites!


Central Park Portrait Session: Valadez Family

Last year when I lived in the city I had the opportunity to bond with my cousin’s family and since then they have added another member to their already cute family! Mario’s dad and my mom are siblings and my cousin’s son is the fourth Mario Valadez in our family. I think it’s fascinating to see generations pass and how genetics and family traits are still very dominant. I’m blessed to have them close by and get to see their family grow. When Nora asked me to take photos of them to document their time in the city I was beyond thrilled and nervous at the same time. I wanted their photos to be perfect! We both agreed that it had to be in Central Park and what better time then in the fall to capture the beautiful foliage.

Get ready for some adorable photos filled with laughs and sweet moments!

Nora and her baby girl Isabel

Father and son

The joy in Mayito’s face is priceless.

He loves his sister very much!

And because The Bow Bridge is iconic Central Park we ventured to get some photos there too.

Daddy’s little girl

And of course I had to get some of the lovebirds on their own. Mayito was doing something funny while I was holding Isabel and taking this photo. Talk about multitasking.:)

And just in case you haven’t had enough cuteness I’ll leave you with this one.

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Memories in film

A few Christmases ago my brother gave me a really cool gadget called a Holga, a plastic film camera. When I moved to New York the first time around in the fall of 2012 I brought it with me and would occasionally take photos with it. I would also take pictures with my “real” camera just in case they didn’t come out. Let’s say that not all of them did come out, some were double exposed and some were not very clear. Despite all the imperfections I have a soft side for them. I hadn’t worked with film since high school and having to wait for the film to come back developed was an interesting sensation. One that I hadn’t experienced since digital came along. I love the grain and fuzziness in them.

The New York Public Library is one of my favorite places in the city.

The Wollman Rink in Central Park.

Manhattan Bridge view in DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).

Oh New York, you make my heart flutter.